On the Christmas Countdown every day starting December 1st until Christmas I will upload something as cool and Christmasy as I can be sure to check it out as often as possible because it will be filled with awesome stuff such as D.I.Y Christmas Gifts, recipes, and decorations, plus some Christmas How-To such as How to Wrap a present. Present ideas for people of different ages (very important one to read pplz)
Make sure you give me a link to pictures of stuff you made from my website's guides so I can show everyone here and I will know you made them which will make me very happy! Happy Holidays!
today was the coldest day in what seems like years for me. We were running around outside and I felt like a Popsicle! It's like 48 degrees BRRRRR. The cold came very suddenly. Yesterday felt nice then today it's like frosty flew through.
How cold is it where you live?
Is 48 degrees not that cold for you?
Tell me in a comment!
What you will need (besides food):
Helpers (don't be shy to ask someone who lives close to come early and help)
A chair at the table for each person
Enough tableware for everyone (kids 2-12 can use paper plates and cups if you prefer)
At least 3 weeks ahead invite everyone.
Make sure if you invite someone to invite the other family member you know they will tell where they are having Thanksgiving. For long distance guests invite them to stay the night.
Plan out your menu and find all the recipes for them.
Have something for everyone. If you have a split liking for turkeys buy two small ones and have the other family member who has a special recipe to make one of them and you can make a traditional one. If you can't cook AT ALL you can ask each guest to bring something and you will buy the dinner rolls, premade pies, canned cranberry sauce and drinks. If you want to be more impressive make a fancy salad (make sure you have more than one kind of dressing! I suggest one creamy and one light.) Make sure you have someone carve the turkey and slice the cranberry sauce before putting it on the table.
First Impression is important! Waiting can be boring.
Make sure your house is completely clean and ready for overnight guests. Decorate your table and put an appetizer or two on the coffee table if guests have to wait while they watch football or the parade. Appetizers can be simple like chips and salsa. If kids under 12 are coming have something for them to do. Ideas: Coloring pages, crafts, outdoor games, etc
If the kids are hyper set a separate table for them and have a teen (or preteen) supervisor to sit with them. You can even use the coffee table as the kid table! (just make sure to use a table cloth)
If someone at your house is a Christian (even if it's one person) ask them to say a short prayer for the food out of respect. Some people like to ask each person to say what they are grateful for, even if they copy someone else. After that have everyone seated and start serving each other.
Caylie is starting a Organic Homemade Cosmetics Company! She will be having first chapsticks then move on to soaps and lotions. She will be having a special flavor for each month. Three new ones on each holiday. She released a sneak for her Thanksgiving flavors! Cranberry Confection, Pumpkin Spice Simmer, and Candy Corn! She will keep you updated on her blog: mysiscc.weebly.com
Here are a few pointers to work with:
Some of these outfits above are fancier than others but it all depends on your style. Some people just love being fancy and others hate it. Also some of the pictures above are ones from previous blog posts like Fall Dress Outfits and the comfort levels vary on these too, you pick what you like and I hope these tips helped you!
My favorite is the orange sweater dress because I'm a very casual person.
Around the table
This setting is the most traditional. Around the table is where all the family you could get to come is at your house and everyone is sitting around one table and all the food is on the table and you all work as a family passing plates and serving each other. Usually each group brings one dish, most of the time the person who's hosting the event cooks it all.
This setting is sometimes used when you have way too many people over and not enough room at the table. Everyone Brings a plate and they all plan with each other so everything is there (example: Aunt Georgia brings the turkey, Mom cooks the turkey, Grandma makes the stuffing, Aunt Harriet brings her famous fudge, Uncle Joe brings the green bean casserole, everything else is made by Mom and Dad)
Then all the foods are placed on one table with some plates and utensils and everyone serves themself but someone brings grandma a plate then they walk around and talk to each other or sit somewhere they can find and eat and basically everyone is just walking up to whoever they want to talk to and talking to them. And sometimes all the food is bite size little appetizers so you can just pick it up and eat it and walk around without holding a whole plate.
A loner dinner is basically going to Cracker Barrel for thanksgiving with maybe one special person. If not cracker barrel it will be going to the deli and getting some sliced ham and then eating the sliced ham with some mashed potatoes from the box and maybe some green beans from the can. And worst of all is ordering a pepperoni pizza because nobody invited you to Thanksgiving.
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Hi I'm Kelsie, I started blogging Dec-2013
Blogging is really fun for me I blog about everything I like! you'll find some of almost everything!
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